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Woman Allegedly Posed As Autistic Twin, Who Doesn’t Exist, To Get 'Sexual Gratification' From Caregiver

Police in Texas say Rachel Childs was "perpetrating a hoax for sexual gratification and was actually pretending to be autistic."

By Gina Tron

A woman from Texas is accused of inventing another identity, that of her made-up twin sister with autism, in order to trick a caregiver into sex.

Rachel Childs, 29, of Pearland allegedly approached a caregiver on the app care.com and asked that caretaker to watch her sister, who doesn’t exist, for a night, according to KTRK in Houston.

The night the caregiver was hired, Childs, allegedly faked having autism and tried to have sex with the caregiver during diaper changes and a bath, according to the outlet. Childs hired the female caregiver to watch her “sister” at the caregiver’s home for the night.

During those hours, the caretaker became suspicious of Childs, according to KTRK, after she felt that her behavior didn’t reflect the condition she claimed to have.

The caregiver called police upon learning that Childs didn’t have any siblings.

Childs turned herself into Pearland police on Jan. 3, the Houston Chronicle reported. She has been charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault and indecent exposure. She’s now out on bond.

It’s not clear if Childs has a lawyer who can speak on her behalf at this time.

Police have stated that Childs was "perpetrating a hoax for sexual gratification and was actually pretending to be autistic,” according to Click2Houston.

Police believe this wasn’t the first time that Childs may have tried this. They urge anyone who came into contact with her to call Detective C. Arnold at 281-997-4151 or by email at carnold@pearlandtx.gov.

[Photo: Pearland Police Department]

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